Former President John Mahama has said that he and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have learnt their lessons from the bitter experience of the 2020 elections and that those experiences will guide a militant approach that the NDC will adopt for the 2024 elections.
According to him, the upcoming election will be “do or die.”
“We all recognized that our Head of State is Nana Akufo-Addo, he is the recognized leader, after the Supreme Court judgment. But the point is they say whatever experiences that you encounter, you learn sense from it. We too we have learnt our lesson from the 2020 elections. The election (2024) it will be won or lost at the Polling station and at the polling station, it will be a do or die,” Mahama said,
Mahama’s warning re-echoes a similar tone by now-President Akufo Addo who popularised “All die be die” when he was vying for the presidency years ago.
Mr. Akufo-Addo was severely criticized for that declaration but Akufo-Addo would live to the spirit and letter of that declaration in the 2020 election which he is widely perceived to have rigged using military and Police violence against unarmed civilians.
At least eight people died from the 2020 elections and the President did not even acknowledge the deaths.
Meanwhile, Mr. Mahama’s declaration is bound to attract a lot of criticism because it will be perceived as a rehash of the violence-undertone declaration.